May is National Short Story Month. Let’s Celebrate!

Do you read short stories? If so, you know how satisfying and enjoyable they can be. If not, here are just a few reasons to start: The plotting will be tighter and the pace quicker, keeping suspense alive and you … Continue reading

Missing Author Found!

In January I included mystery author Susan Kandel in my ongoing series on “Missing Authors.” Susan wrote a series featuring Cece Caruso, a divorced ex-beauty queen from New Jersey who reinvented herself as a biographer of dead mystery writers and … Continue reading

Update: What books are on my nightstand right now?

Last September Sisters in Crime put out a call to bloggers to participate in a September Sinc-Up. My favorite of the seven questions they suggested is “What books are on your nightstand right now?” and I lost no time in … Continue reading

Mystery Short Stories for Writers and Readers

  Short stores are back in vogue, especially in the mystery genre. Read my guest post on the San Joaquin Valley Sisters in Crime’s new website and find out why writers and readers are re-embracing this time-honored literary tradition. I … Continue reading